The Monster is the first to arrive at Laon in Koreatown and as he waits for his friends he’s seated at a table that could easily fit fifteen. There are six of us. The restaurant is the temperature of a Nova Scotian winter and it is pretty well empty.
That aside, it’s a nice enough looking space, for this area of town even downright opulent. Whereas The Monster has been served brown, brackish water and had to overlook unsanitary bathrooms that heroin addicts would flee at other K-Town joints, Laon is polished smooth. How many other restaurants in the area sport Opus One on the wine list? Exactly.